Lucky Ladd scores Jets shootout winner

Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd celebrates with teammates after scoring during a shootout to...

Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd celebrates with teammates after scoring during a shootout to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 at Jobing.com Arena. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:52 AM ET

The new Jets knocked off the old Jets on Tuesday night in the desert to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

The Jets got past the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday night in front of 13,724 duelling spectators at Jobing.com Arena, meaning Winnipeg's razor-thin playoff hopes remain alive.

Andrew Ladd scored the only goal in the shootout and Ondrej Pavelec prevented all three Coyotes from scoring.

The Jets improved to 34-33-10 and are now seven points back of both Phoenix and the Dallas Stars in the race for eighth place in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has five games remaining, including Thursday night’s game at MTS Centre against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Jets, who now have four wins in their last 15 games, finished with a 2-2-1 record on their five-game road trip, with the most memorable tilt being Monday night’s soul crushing 5-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.


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